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Oct 31 2015

They Walked Away From Camp Using Their New Prosthetic Device

An artificial limb and prosthetic camp was organized at Parmarth Niketan for those who are differently-abled, (lacking one or more of their limbs). Seventy two people with disabilities were provided with artificial limbs and calipers free of cost. These newly-abled people found great joy in exploring and utilizing their new hands and/or legs. Those who were previously unable to walk or use their limbs felt overwhelmed when they were fitted with devices that allowed them to be mobile on their own. The camp was organised by Mahavir Seva Sadan, Kolkata, under...

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Oct 25 2015

Seventh Annual Worldwide Meeting on Human Values in Mexico

The Seventh Annual Worldwide Meeting on Human Values took place in Monterrey, Mexico, in which HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh, India) and Co-Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation and Secretary-General of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, were warmly welcomed as Spiritual Leaders and keynote speakers. They led two special programs on “Love and Consciousness in Action” with founder/President of Organic India, Shri Bharat Mitra, one was a main keynote address and the other a longer,...

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Oct 23 2015

Green Satsang and Pledge for Navratri

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji were warmly welcomed to the Hindu Temple in Louisville, Kentucky, by the residents and devotees. The priests expressed their gratitude for Pujya Swamiji’s care, compassion and concern towards the temple from the very beginning of the temple’s formation. Pujya Swamiji offered a beautiful sacred green Bhel sapling as a symbol and reminder to celebrate the Navratri festival as a Green festival. The evening satsang began with the divine chanting of the sacred Rudram and beautiful mantras of Lord Shivato welcome Pujya Swamiji. Sadhviji spoke on how to...

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Oct 22 2015

Celebrating Light and Life During Navratri

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji gave a special satsang during the auspicious occasion of Navratri at the Bharatiya Temple of NWI in Merriville, Indiana (near Chicago). Sadhviji started the satsang by saying, “What is the light that we are talking about in this theme of today’s satsang ‘Celebrating the Light.’ It’s not just the external light of the light bulb or the magnificent light of the Sun that allows us to see the world. Because our sight of the world is so different from another person’s vision of that same light...

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Oct 20 2015

Climate Change and You at the Parliament of World’s Religions

"Climate Change and You" was presented at the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah from Oct. 15th-19th. The culprits of climate change and environmental destruction are typically thought of as industry, governments and transportation. Yet, now more than ever, we as individuals have a much greater potential and opportunity to mitigate climate change, environmental destruction, and even global poverty through the choices we make.In this panel, religious leaders and experts will share startling insights into ways that each of us can make significant impacts on the...

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Oct 19 2015

Faith and Food Converge at #2015Parliament

Pujya Swamiji was so deeply impressed and touched by the volunteers and organizers of the free langar at the #2015Parliament. He lauded Respected Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia, the third in line of Sikh Spiritual Leaders of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ), with whose vision, commitment and leadership the nourishing, vegetarian meals were available free to all throughout the five day Parliament of the World’s Religions, serving on average between 5,000-7,000 people everyday. Watch a short inspirational message that Pujya Swamiji gives to the beautiful Interfaith Sikh Langar team: https://youtu.be/E8PK6m-1KBg Pujya Swamiji...

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Oct 19 2015

Renowned Faith Leaders Commit to Combat Climate Change

Salt Lake City- Renowned Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Jain leaders made history during the last day of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, pledging to combat climate change through the power of faith, organized and led by the Global Interfaith WASH alliance. Thirteen of the warmest years on record have occurred since 2000. At the same time, natural calamities are increasing in force and severe water shortages are being noted in places of former abundance. The revered interfaith leaders focused specifically, emphatically and passionately on choices and decisions each of...

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Oct 19 2015

Opening and Closing Ceremony of the 2015 Parliament of World Religions

Over a hundred years after Swami Vivekanandaji made history at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, the spiritual leaders of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), led by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, traveled to Salt Lake City, USA for the world’s sixth Parliament of the World’s Religions, where they took a resounding stand for a Swachh Bharat and to help save our world’s dwindling water resources. Approximately 10,000 leaders from 50 religious traditions and 80 nations are present at the historic event taking place from the 15-19 October at the...

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Oct 16 2015

Kalam Ko Salaam: Tribute to Dr. APJ Abul Kalamji at the Parliament

Salt Lake City, Utah: Interfaith Leaders of the The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance gracing the Parliament of the World’s Religions offered their homage to the Late President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, on his birth anniversary. Leaders from the world’s major faiths saluted Former Indian President’s divine service to a vision of interfaith harmony in India and the world as well as his legacy of being the Missile Man with a Mission of Peace and Unity. They urged that all leaders could learn so much from his example, especially in...

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